Dubai-based Filipino designer Michael Cinco was chosen by Nova Stevens to design her evening gown for the Miss Universe pageant! Nova, a model, activist, and Canada’s representative for Miss Universe 2020, is following in the footsteps of previous Miss Universe Canada representatives who also donned Michael Cinco gowns in the pageant.
Nova, who is making history as the first woman of Sudanese origin to compete in the Miss Universe pageant, contacted Michael herself during her preparation for the competition. “Yes, I will do her gowns… Nova Stevens messaged me directly and asked me to design her evening gown,” Michael confirmed to ABS-CBN News.
Nova also made the announcement on Instagram, where she shared a photo of herself with the world-renowned Filipino designer. “Michael Cinco needs no introduction! So grateful to have you as my official gown designer for Miss Universe,” she said.
Previous Miss Universe Canada delegates Alyssa Boston and Marta Stępień‘s evening gowns were also designed by Michael Cinco. Marta made it to the top 10 during her year, when Catriona Gray was crowned as Miss Universe 2018.